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US Congress to supply SM-2 Block IIIB STANDARD missiles to Australia

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SM-2 Block IIIB STANDARD Warhead Compatible Telemetry missile. A file photo

WASHINGTON (BNS): The Government of Australia will procure 17 SM-2 Block IIIB STANDARD Warhead Compatible Telemetry missiles from Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) under the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) programme.

The total value of the contract is expected to be $46 million.

DSCA will also provide 17 SM-2 Block IIIB STANDARD Warhead Compatible Telemetry missiles, AN/DKT-71 Telemeters and assembly kits, associated equipment, parts, training and other related elements of logistics support.

The proposed sale of SM-2 Block IIIB STANDARD missiles will be used for anti-air warfare test firings during Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials for the Royal Australian Navy’s three new Air Warfare Destroyers, currently under construction.

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